2020, animated film

13 minutes



Director: Veneta Androva

Music: Nadia D’Alò & Benedikt Frey

Voice: Vivienne Pettitt

Supported by Bulgarian Fund for Women

Meet AIVA – the female humanoid artist. She is in her mid-thirties, young and beautiful. But not only that, she is also unbelievably creative. This female AI artist, who was designed by a cis-male engineering team, has the task of contributing more diversity to the art world and to offer a female perspective.

AIVA is studying the male nude, preparing preliminary sketches for her next masterpiece. Exploring different postures in male nude painting, she is examining masculinity in its diverse forms and shapes.

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About AIVA
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AIVA is the winner of the following awards:


Golden Horseman for animated film in international competition, 33. Filmfest Dresden 

LUCA Gender Diversity Film Award in international and national competition, 33. Filmfest Dresden

Prix Ars Electronica, Award of Distinction in category ‘Computer Animation’, International Competition of CyberArts

The film hast been screened and exhibited at the following:


25. PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights and Film Festival Official Selection for the Shorts Alternatives program (EE)

IMAGE + BIAS, selected for a curated short film program by Goethe Institute USA and Canada. 

EthicAI=FORUM 2021, selected for a curated program by Goethe-Institutes in Athens, Bucharest, Ankara, Sarajevo, Sofia and Zagreb.

38. Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival Official Selection (DE)

15. Short Film Festival Cologne Official Selection, German Competition (DE)

29. blicke filmfestival des ruhrgebiets Official Selection, German Competition (DE)

31. Message to Man | International Film Festival selected for the curated program ‘In Memory of the Future’ (RU)

5th Visionär Filmfestival Berlin Official Selection (DE)

17th International Experimental Film and Video Festival 25 FPS Official Selection, Competition program (HR)

Ars Electronica ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2021 – A New Digital Deal (AT)

CyberArts 2021 Exhibition (AT)

FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival Official Selection, Balkan Competition program (SVN)

LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation And Media Art Festival Official Selection, non competitive experimental animation program (UKR)

FILMFEST DRESDEN International Short Film Festival Official Selection International Short Film Competition (DE) 

VIDEOABEND Kurze Emotionen, Motorenhalle Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden (DE)

Short Waves Festival selected for the program Focus:Mirror Mirror, (PL)

Short Film Festival Hamburg Official Selection German Competition (DE)

facing B group exhibition, curated by Stephan Koal at Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid (ES)

FLATPACK Festival, Official Selection Short Film Competition (UK)

Go Short  – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen Official Selection European Competition (NL) 

Sofia International Film Festival, Official Selection Official Selection Bulgarian Short Film Competition (BG)

Hungry Eyes Festival, Official Selection, Gießen (DE)


DOK Leipzig, Official Selection German Competition Short Film (DE)

Everything Is Just Fine (With Us), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Sofia (BG)USA